Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge - Carl Jung.
After posting this post on Instagram I felt moved to accompany it with an extensive caption. I liked the quote and asked my team to design the graphic, however, I was fully aware that there is much division in opinon over whether Jung actually wrote it. This doesn't concern me in the slightest as it's the message that attracted me, not the author.
Don't get me wrong, I have much respect for some of Jung's work.
Now, this is how I would translate, explain and expound the meaning behind the quote.
In short, holding onto preconceived ideas, stereotyes, prejudices, following social and cultural norms is far easier than actually thinking 'objectively' or aligning with ONENESS or LOVE.
Taking the time to look at the "bigger picture" in order to form an acurate opinion takes effort and gets increasingly more difficult when we have to manage emotions,correct our pre-formed opinions and to make a stand against the crowd etc.
Whilst on the other hand, making a snappy judgment and running with existing beliefs (even if they’re wrong) takes far less energy, thought, tolerance, and evenunderstanding.
Whoever wrote this quote, ...nice quote! and thank you for exposing a common human tendency and flaw in our character.
Let's become aware of the temptation to lazily fall back onto judgment (just because it's easier), instead lets straighten our backs, dig deeper and attempt to do the right thing, think!
To your greatest life
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